Jorge Lopes

Portugal 1981

Installation, Conceptual Art, Abstract Art, Painting

Jorge Lopes
Jorge Lopes
January 25, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Jorge Lopes is a Portuguese painter born in 1981 in Lisbon. In his paintings Lopes achieves a temporal quality that is simultaneously thought out, reflected upon, but which embraces the unintentional. His preferred medium is oil, though he has also worked with acrylic or Indian ink in works on paper.

After his Bachelor Degree in Painting and his Master Degree in Visual Arts at the University of Arts and Design (ESAD), Caldas da Rainha in Portugal, Lopes got a grant from the European Program Leonardo da Vinci to do an artist in residence. He was a resident artist and a member of the Künstlerhaus Dortmund between 2005 and 2006. Lopes was nominated for the Fidelidade Mundial Young Painters Award in Lisbon in 2009 and two years later he got the Jury’s second prize.

Since 2011 he works together with the conceptual artist Steffen Kasperavicius under the name ETAW. By an alternate and simultaneous formal rearrangement or scenic process of wooden or metallic found objects from the street, junk yards or road works, ETAW examines the essence and value of outcasted and nonfunctional materials. The focus firmly lays in close collaboration through interchange, discussion, composition and installation, to combine artistic talents and experiences in a common work series, contrary to the conventional attitude as solo artist.

Since 2012 Lopes gives lectures at Media Design Hochschule in Berlin. In 2013 he was guest professor at the Tverrfaglige Kunstinstitutt in Oslo. Artist’s work is represented in various public and private collections in Denmark, England, Germany, Norway, Portugal and Japan.

Since 2006, he lives in Berlin with his wife, the photographer Viola Lopes, and their children Julie and Noah.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2014Doing the oppositeSOMA art space, Berlinsolo
2014Collapse of the complexForum Phoinix, Bayreuthsolo
2013Under the influence of - Nuno Franco | Jorge LopesJoão Cocteau, Berlin (D)solo
2013Alles WasserGalerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (DK)group
2012sorte amor e morteCentro Cultural de Vila das Aves, Santo Tirso (PT)solo
2012This is not paradiseStudio Jorge Lopes, Berlin (D)solo
2012Yellow once againBerlinda, Berlin (D)group
2011Already readyJoão Cocteau, Berlinsolo
2011A Prospective Get-TogetherKuiperdomingos Projects, Berlin (D)group
2011Fidelidade Mundial Young Painters AwardChiado8, Lisbon (PT)group
2011MiniworksSchillerpalais, Berlin group
2010Being the king what for?Centro Cultural Gil Vicente, Sardoal (PT)solo
2010very contemporaryVPF-Rock Gallery, Lisbon (PT)solo
20104D UnchartedStadtbad Wedding, Berlin (D)group
2010CON-SEQUENCEArsène Fever Gallery, Berlin (D)group
2010mail#7Kantine AquaCarrè, Berlin (D)group
2009another one who wants to move abroadArtePortugal Gallery, Lisbon (PT)solo
2009Ich bin das GenieSchillerpalais, Berlin (D)solo
2009Es gibt kein Mittel gegen michGalerie Iris Schuhmacher, Berlin (D)solo
2009Dickes BCph Art Factory, Copenhagen (DK)group
2009contrastGalerie Iris Schuhmacher, Berlin (D)group
2009Salzburg Recital 3Kunstraum t27, Berlin (D)group
2009Fidelidade Mundial Young Painters AwardChiado8, Lisbon (PT)group
2009#5 COPYKantine AquaCarrè, Berlin (D)group
20094 FantásticosFestival Bons Sons, Cem Soldos, Tomar (PT)group
2008The best of 2008Galerie Iris Schuhmacher, Berlin (D)group
2008Neukölln Exquisit48 Stunden Neukölln, Alte Post Neukölln, Berlingroup
2008Junho das ArtesVila de Óbidos (PT)group
2008outra casa no casteloTransforma, Torres Vedras (PT)group
2008FarbraumKunstraum t27, Berlin (D)group
2007LusoloungeRosalux, Berlin (D)group
2006Amarelo de JunhoNikolaus Lenau, Berlin (D)solo
2006Es gibt immer etwas zu sehenKünstlerhaus Dortmund (D)solo
2006Neue MalereiAuslandsgesellschaft NRW, Dortmund (D)solo
20064 FantásticosFestival Bons Sons, Cem Soldos, Tomar (PT)group
2005NatürlichExhibitions Room Mercedes-Benz, Dortmund (D)solo
2005Colectiva de Artes PlásticasMuseu Etnográfico de Setúbal (PT)group
2005Open StudiosKünstlerhaus Dortmund (D)group
20054 FantásticosAtelier-Museu Joâo Fragoso,Caldas da Rainha (PT)group
20054 FantásticosRua Serpa Pinto, n.20, Tomar (PT)group
2004PinturaCasa do Pessoal do Hospital de Tomar (PT)solo